Designer's Note:

The tails of the ribbon can be worn tucked under or dangling for different looks. This style can also be made with a pointed top edge as seen in this corset, in addition to the straight top shown.


November 2007

silk dupioni, cotton coutil, linen, satin ribbon

application: Burlesque/Evening wear

Red and Cream Gift-wrap Corset

When inspiration strikes, it's best to just roll with the blow and see what happens. I always spend so much time wrapping gifts beautifully that I decided to do a gift-wrap in fabric. This corset closes with a busk in front and lacing in back as usual, but also has a satin ribbon bow in front. It's great fun for both the gift and the recipient! The matching machine-embroidered bias binding adds a holiday festive touch.